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The SP120 Performance is actually 0.25A *12v = 3watts per fan. 3watt * 4fans = 12 watts; so a 10 watt controller won't be enough for the SP120s. As a rule of thumb, I also like to have a controller be able to handle an extra 10% more power than what I intend to put through it to compensate for extra draw during startup and what not. If you like the amount of noise an SP120 makes when running at 5v, though for 24/7 use, you can just wire them directly into the PSU's 5v rail.
As socketus said, I am interested in the SP120 quiet edition, not the SP120 performance. wink.gif

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I used a pair of SP120 quiet editions on an Antec 620 (and AF120 quiet editions as case intakes) for my dad's build and at full speed they are dead quiet. Even with my head right next to the case it's near-silent.

If need be I can swap the intake AF120's QE and the SP120's QE and run some benchmarks (it's cooling an i5-2500K @ 4.0 GHz so it would be a decent OC) to see which one really performs better.

Now the SP120 high performance editions...those are loud. I've got a pair of them on my ES240 rad and they are much louder (at full speed) than the AP-15's they replaced. I'd steer clear of them unless you have a fan controller.

Are you suggesting if I take the SP and AF 120 quiet edition, there is no need for a FC ? are they that quiet ?? I really want a dead silent rig.
like cookiesowns, I'd be interested by the results of the downvolted SP120 performance.

yes please do some benchmarking between the SP and AF Quiet to see the difference on the radiator ?

what do you think of this post :
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I own the high performance SP's and the Quiet Edition AF's, The high performance SP's are stupid loud/fast at full throttle, I used the voltage stepdown that came with them and still have them turned way down on my fan controller. For the AF's, I wish I Had gotten the High Performance and just used the Step Downs like I did with the SP's. Even at full speed, they seem a little slow.


Do you agree that the AF quiet are too slow and undervolted AF performance would be better ? (again, remember I want the case completely silent)
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Fans on radiators are always louder than they are in free air. Even at 1400 RPM multiple fans on a rad are relatively noisy. Having a fan controller is always best.

I don't personally believe that the quiet edition are fast enough to be really effective unless you have multiple radiators. I use the performance edition with the voltage reducer which effectively makes them 1700RPM fans. With any fan controller you can control them from a silent 1000RPM to whatever speed you like and have performance in reserve.

If you want true silence all the time then you will just have to accept higher temperatures.
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A bit of off topic here, but do you think you can take a video, or share your results on the 120 performance editions when downvolted? What's the minimum running voltage, and starting voltage as well as the corresponding RPMs. No need to be entirely accurate, small variance is acceptable.

http://www.coolingtechnique.com/recensioni/74-ventole-rheobus/1058-recensione-corsair-air-serie-120-a-140mm.html?start=6
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thank you both for those answers. It explains a lot.

Would you think the bitphenix recon is sufficient for 12 SP and 4 AF ? it has 10W/channel and 5 channels.

SP : 0,09A
AF : 0,19A

ideally I'd like 4 fans per channel and I guess 8 SP per channel is unrealistic
what are you using the AF for ?

Case intake and exhaust fans
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As socketus said, I am interested in the SP120 quiet edition, not the SP120 performance. wink.gif
Are you suggesting if I take the SP and AF 120 quiet edition, there is no need for a FC ? are they that quiet ?? I really want a dead silent rig.
like cookiesowns, I'd be interested by the results of the downvolted SP120 performance.

yes please do some benchmarking between the SP and AF Quiet to see the difference on the radiator ?

what do you think of this post :
Do you agree that the AF quiet are too slow and undervolted AF performance would be better ? (again, remember I want the case completely silent)

Yes i would get the High Performance AF's and just use the under voltage adaptor, the Quiet Editions are too slow and don't move much air at full speed.
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Fans on radiators are always louder than they are in free air. Even at 1400 RPM multiple fans on a rad are relatively noisy. Having a fan controller is always best.

I don't personally believe that the quiet edition are fast enough to be really effective unless you have multiple radiators. I use the performance edition with the voltage reducer which effectively makes them 1700RPM fans. With any fan controller you can control them from a silent 1000RPM to whatever speed you like and have performance in reserve.

If you want true silence all the time then you will just have to accept higher temperatures.
http://www.coolingtechnique.com/recensioni/74-ventole-rheobus/1058-recensione-corsair-air-serie-120-a-140mm.html?start=6

ATM I have a E6600 OC with a small W/C system : a 240 rad with only push fans undervolted on a FC and I have 32°C idle and 41°C at full which I think is already correct

In my new build I'll have :

3770K OC with a monsta 480 with push/pull + the 240 with push/pull

I think I won't need much rpm from the fans ?

Your link suggests you can make the SP120 performance turn at 4V / 670 RPM, that seems really good. thumb.gif

I may be getting the performance AF and SP after all if you can undervolt them that low
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